Manchester United host play-off finals

Last updated : 22 January 2011 By westfield shrimper
Old Trafford after its most recent expansion

Will the Shrimpers walk out at the Theatre of Dreams May Bank Holiday Saturday?

So it's Old Trafford for the lower league play-off Finals after the usual two-leg semi-finals played over the previous fortnight.

Could the Shrimpers step out at Premiership Manchester United's legendary ground for the first time, but their second final after beating Lincoln City 2-0 after extra-time to gain promotion at Cardiff's Millenium Stadium in May 2005. (Blimey, only six years ago, what a roller coaster ride since!)

The Championship play-off final will still be at Wembley on May 30th, the traditional Bank Holiday Monday date, two days after the Champions League final is played in the evening at the same venue. (Some irony if ManU are involved in that particular final.)

The League Two final will be on Saturday May 28th, with the League One final on Sunday May 29th both at the home of the Red Devils, and all three play-off matches are scheduled to kick-off at 15.00.

Football League chairman Greg Clarke told "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play these exciting winner-takes-all occasions at one of the great stadiums in world football. We are equally pleased that we are able to take the npower Football League play-offs to the north west, an area that has been at the heart of professional football since its very origins."

Manchester United chief executive David Gill added: "We are delighted Old Trafford has been chosen to stage these two finals."

Go on, do you really think we can make the play-off Final in May?: